Oven-Roasted Prunes Wrapped With Pancetta

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

People love the sweet-salty combination of this appetizer. You can substitute bacon for the pancetta, if you want an even more intense taste. You will also need 24 toothpicks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat a broiler. Stuff each prune with about 1/2 teaspoon cheese. Wrap with a piece of pancetta and fasten with a toothpick.
  2. Place the prunes on a baking sheet and broil until the pancetta is lightly crisped, turning once, about 5 minutes. Too long under the broiler and the cheese will melt and ooze out.
Most Helpful

Scrumptious, made with prunes or dates, both fab!

rosslare January 07, 2011

My french husband introduced a variation of this recipe to me... his version is one he brought from france and is a popular appetizer/party food from his culture. He simply wraps dried prunes in a strip of bacon (cut in half length-wise and width-wise so it gets crispy). Bake as instructed and you have a hit. We brought it to a New Years Eve party. All our picky friends voted it the best appetizer of the night!

britniaimelacuisine January 20, 2009

I tweaked the recipe slightly to use what I had on hand- I used dates instead of prunes and I mixed some mascarpone with the blue cheese....sublime!

The Doyle January 10, 2009